Star Gazing 12.8.14

ESSENCE.COM Oct, 31, 2014

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First Lady Michelle Obama and US President Barack Obama arrive for an event in the East Room of the White House in Washington, DC. Obama and the first lady welcomed recipients of the 37th Annual Kennedy Center Honors to the White House to celebrate their contributions to the arts.

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Gabrielle Union Vists The New Club Monaco Womens Shop On Lincoln Road in Miami, Florida.

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Director Ava DuVernay attends the Selma and the Legends Who Paved the Way gala at Bacara Resort in Goleta, California.

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Quvenzhane Wallis attends the 'Annie' world premiere at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City.

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Rihanna is seen out and about in New York City.

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Solange Knowles heads to an Art Basel art show in Miami, showing off her wedding ring.

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Robin Roberts attends the Selma and the Legends Who Paved the Way gala at Bacara Resort in Goleta, California.

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Niecy Nash, Common, Oprah Winfrey, David Oyelowo, Ava DuVernay and Carmen Ejogo attend the Selma and the Legends Who Paved the Way gala at Bacara Resort in Goleta, California.

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Actress Meagan Good and author DeVon Franklin attend the Annie world premiere at Ziegfeld Theater in New York City.

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Laverne Cox attends Cyndi Lauper's 4th Annual 'Home For The Holidays' Benefit Concert at Beacon Theatre in New York City.

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Rodney Peete and Holly Robinson Peete attend the Selma and the Legends Who Paved the Way gala at Bacara Resort in Goleta, California.

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Actress Kimberly Elise attends the Selma and the Legends Who Paved the Way gala at Bacara Resort in Goleta, California.

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Gayle King attends the 'Selma' and the Legends Who Paved the Way gala at Bacara Resort in Goleta, California.

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Jordan Dunn attends Roma And Erika Cohen, Owners of Alchemist Partner With Alex Mustonen And Daniel Arsham of Snarkitecture on 'AIRBALL' in Miami, Florida.

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Lorraine Toussaint attends the Selma and The Legends Who Paved The Way Gala at Bacara Resort on in Goleta, California.